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County seeks grant to continue victim assistance position

Wood County Commissioners approved a request by District Attorney Angela Albers seeking a grant for the continued full-time victim assistant coordinator, Kiki Bettis. Inter-local agreements with … more

Alba council holds grant hearing

Alba City Council took the first steps toward a possible grant opportunity for downtown improvements and heard a lengthy presentation from a citizen unhappy about a driveway repair. The pubic … more

AG grad’s team wins state contest

Merritt McGahee, graduate of Alba-Golden, was part of the Tennessee state championship speech and debate team at Belmont University recently. The Belmont Speech and Debate team won the state title … more

Alba-Golden and Mineola earn awards at area one-act play

The Alba-Golden and Mineola High School one-act plays advanced to the area competition Saturday, hoping to advance to the region contest. Mineola’s troupe earned regional alternate. The … more

Alba-Golden theater advances to area round

All are vulnerable – vulnerable to being corrupted by power. It may be all the more so when an individual is placed in an environment where the normal foundations of human conduct are degraded or even destroyed altogether.  more

Wood County Arboretum hosting annual plant sale

Plant lovers celebrating the return of sunny weather are invited to stop by the spring plant sale, organized by the Wood County Arboretum and Botanical Gardens. more

River authority allowing Lake Fork level to rise

All above water repair work has been completed at Lake Fork, and the Sabine River Authority will no longer hold the lake level at 397 feet. The lake was lowered to allow repairs to the soil cement … more

Mineola chamber bringing back May Fiesta

The May Fiesta returns to downtown Mineola on Saturday, May 7 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.The festival had to be canceled the past two years due to pandemic precautions. more

Iron Horse Square train resuming scheduled trips

The Harry Meredith Special at Iron Horse Square Park in Mineola resumes its schedule of free mini-train rides Saturday. Rides are from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the second and fourth Saturdays monthly as well as special events. more

Proud Blue Band earns first sweepstakes in 30 years

The Quitman Proud Blue Band secured its first sweepstakes distinction in 30 years March 29 in Gilmer at the UIL concert and sight-reading competition. more

Impact low for new state voter laws locally

The new voter laws in Texas did not prove to be a problem in Wood County in the March 1 primary elections.

While some of larger counties had thousands of mail-in ballots rejected, Wood County Elections Office Administrator Laura Wise reported only five mail-in ballots were rejected in the county. more

Indictments returned in eight arsons tied to fireman

A Hainesville volunteer fireman has been indicted for eight counts of arson.

The Wood County Grand Jury handed down the indictments for the second degree felony last Wednesday. more
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